Sloooowwww camera on Note 3

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by spinedoc77, Jun 6, 2014.

  1. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

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    I'm about ready to throw this heaping pile into the garbage, ughh. Why is the camera so slow to shutter? It can take 2-3 seconds and if I move it doesn't catch the picture, forget about taking something in motion like my 2 year old.

    Looking on Google seems like an issue with KitKat. I read turning off smart stabilization fixes it, but it didn't make a difference for me. Anyone else have the same issue or a solution?
     
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  3. aeboi macrumors 65816

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    Do you have smart stabilization on? That will cause a lag.

    But yeah, I got rid of mine a week ago because the camera is pretty bad unless you have a stable hold on the phone. Macro shots are also horrible.
     
  4. Dontazemebro macrumors 68020

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    Kitkat has introduced a while slew of problems on the Note 3
     
  5. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    I am genuinely surprised you are getting issues like this on the note 3. When I had mine I did not have any of the issues some of you are reporting. It does seem some kitkat updates are damaging your end user experience.
     
  6. Switchback666 macrumors 68000

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    The Google camera is faster but if i remember correct the pictures are not taken in full resolution.
     
  7. spinedoc77 thread starter macrumors G3

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    Hmm, I'll have to try the Google camera. I'm becoming more disappointed in Android by the day, just weird stuff. I can't send videos because they are too large, can't Android resize them like iOS does? I can't send multiple pictures in Hangouts.
     
  8. Mechayoshi macrumors regular

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    Did you not have that problem before kit Kat? Do a reset and keep that smart stabilization thingy off. People upgrade, skip that step and then complain.
     
  9. spinedoc77 thread starter macrumors G3

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    In my first post I did mention that I had smart stabilization turned off. It made no difference except with it off I don't have to wait 1-2 seconds AFTER the pic is taken for processing. The camera worked fast with 4.3, unfortunately a warranty replacement forced me onto kitkat.
     
  10. gotluck macrumors 603

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    I wouldn't generically blame android or kit kat for this. This is a driver / firmware / skin issue likely
     
  11. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Are you using a micro SD Spinedoc. Could this saving issue on camera be related to a dodgy MicroSD card. If you are using one, take it out and try without a MicroSD card and see if it is faster.
     
  12. spinedoc77 thread starter macrumors G3

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    No microSD card in my Note 3. I may wipe the entire thing and see how it functions fresh, maybe it's just an issue with something installed. I can't backup to Titanium because I can't root, sigh. Anyone have any good backup alternatives that work without root?
     
  13. Fanaticalism macrumors 6502a

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    I use Google Camera. Fast, integrates with Photos which I use (not a fan of the samsung gallery app) and I find takes better photos.

    Hangouts has plenty of room for growth as it lacks some basic functionality. The reason I use it is it allows me to keep SMS/IM/VM all in one place and there is no latency.
     
  14. mellofello macrumors 65816

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    Google camera is way to limited. I too have had many camera issues after kit Kat. Wish I never "upgraded".
     
  15. mclld macrumors 68000

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    Helium is awesome
     
  16. spinedoc77 thread starter macrumors G3

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    Thanks, I'll give it a try !
     
  17. cashville2400 macrumors member

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    Mine was fine until this Kit Kat update. It doesn't do it as much as it did when I first updated, but it does it enough to piss me off. Before Kit Kat my battery life was also so much better too. I have started to hate it.
     

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